UP Police ordered to probe alleged Amar Singh, Big B land scam

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Lucknow, Oct.26 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday reportedly ordered the state police to start investigating a complaint registered against Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh and cine actor Amitabh Bachchan in a case related to a land scam.

Both Singh and Bachchan have said that they are being framed by the state government.

A case filed before a Kanpur magisterial court has accused both of defrauding the public and concerned parties of Rs.500 crore.

"Mayawati is baffled because of her own failures. Her own misdeeds have been exposed by the Supereme Court. Therefore, she got a fake case registered against me and Amitabh Bachchan," Singh told an election meeting ahead of an assembly bypoll in the state.

The Bollywood actor's name also appears in the 14-page police complaint lodged in Kanpur.

"State police is working on the directives of the Chief Minister and the SP workers are being harassed most" Singh added.

Describing the ruling BSP in Uttar Pradesh and Congress as the two sides of the same coin, the SP leader said, "While Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is visiting Dalits' houses and is sharing food with them, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is playing into the hands of UP Chief Minister Mayawati."

Reacting to his statements, state Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Swami Prasad Maurya said Singh is suffering from "mental bankruptcy". (ANI)

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